The Challenges of CCM Reform in the DRC
[GFO] The CCM will be integrated into a national steering committee for health
Zaire - Remains of MPLA Politician Buried
[ANGOP] Mbanza Congo -The remains of the first municipal secretary of MPLA in Mbanza Congo, northern Zaire province, Pedro Armando Bidi Jovelino, who died last Friday victim of an illness, were buried on Tuesday in the cemetery of Kimbenza in the municipality of Tomboco, his homeland.
Mujuru Plotted to Kill Me Kabila Way - Mugabe
[New Zimbabwe] PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe has again claimed that former deputy, Joice Mujuru, wanted to kill him in order to take over power.
T-Shirts, Whistles and Facebook â€“ Fighting Rape
[allAfrica] "What we're doing matters," says Jeannine Mabunda Lioko Mudiayi, the personal representative of President Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of Congo on sexual violence and the recruitment of child soldiers. Appointed in July 2014, she has pursued strengthening the justice system and has "sought to tackle issues of impunity and accountability, both in the military and in society as a whole". A 2011 study published in the American Journal of Public Health found that women were being raped at the rate
Conflicted - the Fight Over Congo's Minerals
[Al Jazeera] The Democratic Republic of the Congo is one of the least developed countries in the world.
Journalist Attacked While Covering Student Protest in Kinshasa
[CPJ] Francine Bishti -A reporter for the privately owned station Radio TĂ©lĂ©vision par Satellite 1 was attacked on November 16, 2015 while covering student protests in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to reports. Bishti was filming a group of about 16 students, who were protesting an increase in academic fees, when she was attacked by a group who started hitting and kicking her, news reports said.
Kabila Seeks Mugabe Help to Retain Power
[Zimbabwe Independent] Harare -TOP government officials say Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) President Joseph Kabila wants Zimbabwe to assist him circumvent the constitutional requirement that he steps down after serving two terms as president, amid growing unrest caused by his bid to stay in power.
DR Congo Refugees Cross Into Uganda
[East African] Attention has been on the violence in Burundi and its people leaving the country, but there is also a fresh -- though silent influx of Congolese refugees into Uganda, fleeing violence, rape and killings by militias in the North Kivu region.
Refugee Crisis - Balkans Border Blocks Leave Thousands Stranded
[AI London] New border control rules implemented almost simultaneously by the governments of Macedonia, Serbia and Croatia this week have resulted in collective expulsions and discrimination against individuals perceived to be economic migrants or refugees on the basis of their nationality, Amnesty International said.
Rwanda, DRC in Deal to Manage L. Kivu Methane Gas Exploration
[New Times] Effective exploration of methane gas in Lake Kivu will boost electricity generation in both Rwanda and DR Congo, increase economic growth in both countries and reduce the potential danger caused by a possible methane gas explosion.
The ICGLR Executive Secretary to Attend a Meeting On DRC and the Private Sector in Washington
[ICGLR] Bujumbura, Burundi 11th March, 2014: The ICGLR Executive Secretary, Professor Ntumba Luaba has left Bujumbura for Washington in the United States where he will attend a meeting on DRC and the private sector organized by the Enough Project on March 12, 2014. The meeting will bring together high level representatives from the private sector, the US government, NGOs, and regional governments who will discuss on how the private sector and governments can play a role in helping to build a responsible conflict f
Rwanda Will 'Talk' to Burundi Over FDLR After Current Crisis
[East African] Rwanda will seek clarity from Bujumbura over the alleged crossing of the Democratic Republic of Congo-based rebels into Burundi.
Balkan Countries Impose 'National Segregation' At Borders
[IRIN] Oxford -At least three countries on the Balkan route, the main thoroughfare for migrants and refugees seeking to reach northern Europe from Greece, abruptly imposed new border controls overnight, allowing only certain nationalities to progress.
South Africa Sacks UN Peacekeepers in DR Congo
[Al Jazeera] South Africa's military said it dismissed 47 peacekeepers serving in the United Nations mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo for violating curfew.
'Disgruntled Manager' Sues Vodacom DRC for R200 Billion
[News24Wire] Mobile operator Vodacom [JSE:VOD] is being sued for $14bn (R197bn) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) by a controlling shareholder of a minority partner in that country.
African Union Criticizes International Criminal Court
[Deutsche Welle] At a meeting in The Hague, the African Union has been venting disillusionment with the ICC, the world's only permanent war crimes court. Court officials say member states risk compromising the court's integrity.
Tunisia, Congo Sign Transport Co-Operation Agreement
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis, -Tunisia and the Republic of Congo signed, Thursday in Tunis, a co-operation agreement in the field of land, air and sea transport.
DRC Traders Urge JPM to Help Boost Dar Port
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Congolese business community which uses the Dar es Salaam port yesterday said they are optimistic that new President John Magufuli will use his experience in the transport sector to address challenges that traders have been encountering at the Dar es Salaam port.
Radio Reporter Fired Upon While Covering a Demonstration
[RSF] A reporter for Radio Sauti ya M'kaaji sustained a gunshot injury when police opened fire on a crowd of demonstrators yesterday in Maniema, a province in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The police also arrested a Radio Mandeleo reporter, who is still being held.
Journeyman Le Roy Quits Congo
[CAF] French coach Claude Le Roy has quit his job as coach of Republic of Congo after leading them into the third phase of the Africa zone 2018 World Cup qualifiers, he told AFP on Tuesday.